At KWRSC we aim to provide a meaningful learning experience for students through effective collaboration and shared practice by our teaching staff. Our academic culture is underpinned by our shared and common values for teaching and learning. These are defined in our College Wide Instructional Model. This is guided by “The HITS” (Hattie’s high impact teaching strategies) whereby learning goals and strategic intent is communicated and guided by teacher centred instruction and then students are provided with a gradual increase of responsibility for their learning, moving from teacher centred to student centred (independent learning) to later be evaluated and reflected upon.
At KWRSC we are committed to excellence in teaching and learning, to innovation in our pedagogy and to providing an enriching student experience.
Through evidence-based practice and collaboration, we are driving innovation in pedagogy and curriculum. We are always seeking to enhance our teaching, learning and assessment by educating our staff about best practice including implementing high impact teaching strategies, and by encouraging a lively community of practice.
With an ethos of collaboration and an emphasis on continuous improvement, we are focused on ensuring our students continue to develop the necessary skills and attributes that will prepare them for any possible future.
To promote and support positive learning habits and routines, the KWRSC student instructional model outlines the key stages of learning throughout a lesson. Students are expected to access their weekly learning plan through Compass and to then engage in ‘starter’ activities, before moving into the main learning activity of the lesson. Finally, students will engage in an evaluation task to reflect on their learning and habits.